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Samuel Bolton Dyer was the son of James & Mary Ann Dyer
Sarah Jane Pressley was the daughter of Samuel Alexander Mann & Nancy Pressley

THE FAMILY OF SAMUEL BOLTON DYER & SARAH JANE MANN

Marriage of Samuel Dyer & Sarah Jane MannSamuel Bolton Dyer married Sarah Jane Mann on Oct 9, 1863 in Randolph Co., IL and they had 8 children. The family is listed on the 1865 state census of Evansville, Randolph Co., IL, and on the 1870 census of Twp. 5 South Range 7 west, Randolph Co., IL. The family moved from Illinois to Missouri in 1875. They are listed on the 1880 census of Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO. Samuel had a weak leg due to a Civil War injury, and in 1886 he accidentally chopped his foot while cutting wood. He died two weeks later from infection from that injury. Samuel Bolton Dyer died April 10, 1886 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO. Sarah Jane, remarried Wilford Cannady on Sep. 12, 1892 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri. Wilford was the widower of Susan Kelly Cannady, who had died Jan. 28, 1891 in Mt. Vernon, and he had at least 5 children from this first marriage. Wilford and Sarah Jane divorced by Sep. 2, 1897 when Wilford was married for a third time to Harriett H. Thomas in Barry Co., Missouri. Sarah Jane married David Francis "Frank" Wilson on Sep. 6, 1898 in Mt. Vernon. Frank was the widower of Missouri Benson Wilson, and he had at least 3 children from his first marriage. Of her marriages after Samuel Dyer died, only the marriage to Frank Wilson is mentioned in her obituary. Francis & Sarah Jane Wilson are listed on the 1900 & 1910 censuses of Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO. Frank Wilson died in June 1910. Sarah Jane Mann Cannady Wilson died on May 18, 1911 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO. She is buried by Samuel under the Dyer headstone in the Ozark Prairie Cemetery Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO.
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The children of Samuel Dyer & Sarah Jane Mann:

William H. DyerWilliam Harvey Dyer was born Dec 9, 1863 in Randolph Co., IL. He is listed with his parents at age 7 on the 1870 census of Twp. 5 South Range 7 west, Randolph Co., IL. His parents emigrated to Lawrence Co., Missouri in 1875 when he was 12 years old and he is listed at age 16 with his parents on the 1880 census of Mt. Vernon Township, Lawrence Co., MO. William married Emma Simms on Nov 19, 1889 in Lawrence Co., MO and they had 5 children. William Harvey's children are listed on the school census for Canon City, Fremont Co., Colorado from 1892 to 1905, and he is also on the 1900 census and City Directories for Canon City for that time period. The family moved from Colorado to Oklahoma between 1905 to 1910, and William is on the 1910 census in Porter Twp Muskogee City, Muskogee Co., OK. The June 5, 1917 WWI draft card of son William S. Dyer and 1920 census both place the family in Tullahassee, Wagoner Co., Oklahoma. A Mt. Vernon newspaper lists a visit of a Mrs.Will Dyer who was living in Inola, Rogers Co., OK., as of 17 May 1923. Emma Simms Dyer died on April 8, 1926 in Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, and William H. Dyer is listed on the 1930 census Muskogee, Muskogee Co., OK , age 66, widowed, listed as a lodger in the household of Blanche Mills, a widow, age 39. Occupation listed as Plumber, odd jobs. He is listed as living in Muskogee, OK in his brother Edgar's obituary in 1942. He is listed as a lodger in the household of Arthur E. Johnson on the 1940 census of Muskogee, Oklahoma.. William Harvey Dyer died on September 29, 1944 in Muskogee, Muskogee Co., Oklahoma. William & Emma are both buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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Mary Etta DyerMary Etta Dyer was born Dec 2, 1865 in Evansville, Randolph Co., IL. She is listed with her parents at age 5 on the 1870 census of Twp. 5 South Range 7 west, Randolph Co., IL. Her parents emigrated to Lawrence Co., MO in 1875 when she was 10 years old and she is listed at age 14 with her parents on the 1880 census of Mt. Vernon Township, Lawrence Co., MO. Mary Etta was 19 when she married George Samuel Peck on Oct 14, 1885; they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1900 census of Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO, and on the 1910 census of Lincoln Twp., Lawrence Co., MO. In 1900 George's occupation is listed as Jeweler and in 1910 it is listed as Grocer. They moved from Lawrence County to Greene Co., MO between 1910 to 1920, and they are listed on the 1920 census of Springfield, Greene Co, MO. At that time George was listed as being a merchant of Paint & paper and Mary Etta was listed as proprietor of a boarding house (there were 4 men listed as Roomer in the household in 1920). Mary Etta Dyer Peck died July 6, 1923 in Sprinfield, Greene Co., MO. She was age 57 when she died, and the cause of death listed on her death certificate was uterine carcinoma. She is buried in Summit Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO. George S. Peck married twice after Mary Etta died. He married Mrs. Elsie Chapman about 1928, probably in Michigan. Elsie was the widow of Edwin Chapman, and she had 10 children from her previous marriage. George & Elsie are listed on the 1930 census of Ishpeming, Marquette Co., MI, living with 5 of her children. George also married Carrie Blood, but I do not know if it was before or after his marriage to Elsie Chapman. George S. Peck died on July 5, 1945 in Liberty, Clay Co., Missouri. His obituary stated that he had lived in Liberty for 8 years.
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James A. DyerJames A. Dyer was born about Jan. 1868 in Randolph Co., IL. He is listed with his parents at age 2 on the 1870 census of Twp. 5 South Range 7 west, Randolph Co., IL. It is listed on his tombstone that he died at age 4 years, 7 months, 23 days. James A. Dyer died on Sept. 15, 1872 in Randolph Co., IL. He is buried in Preston Cemetery, Walsh Township, Randolph Co., IL. Thanks to Lucy Higgins for the photo of his gravestone.
Edgar H. DyerEdgar Harrison "Ed" Dyer was born Sept. 11, 1870 in Randolph Co., Illinois. His parents emigrated to Lawrence Co., Missouri in 1875, when he was 5 years old. He is listed at age 9 with his parents on the 1880 census of Mt. Vernon Township, Lawrence Co., Missouri. Edgar married Ida May Seamons on June 8, 1898 in Lawrence Co., Missouri, and they had 4 sons. Edgar and Ida are listed on the 1900 census of Mt Vernon, Lawrence Co., Missouri. Their son is listed on a 1907 school census in Canon City, Fremont Co., Colorado., but the family is listed on the 1910 census Mt. Vernon Twp., Lawrence Co., Missouri. They are on the 1920 census of Canon City, Fremont Co, Colorado, back in Mt. Vernon in 1923, and in Tucson, Arizona on the 1930 census, the 1933 city directory, and the 1940 census. Edgar's occupation listed as farmer in Missouri, laborer in Colorado and City Police in Tucson. Edgar's brother Jack Dyer was Chief of Police in Tucson from 1924 to 1932. Edgar Harrison Dyer died in 1942 in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ. Cause of death was carcinoma of the stomach. His death certificate stated that he had lived in Tucson for 13-1/2 years, and worked in highway construction. Ida Seamans Dyer died in 1966. Edgar and Ida are both buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima, Arizona.
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Samuel B. Dyer

Samuel Bolton Dyer was born Oct 26, 1873 in Randolph Co., IL. His parents emigrated to Lawrence Co., MO in 1875, when he was about 2 years old. He is listed at age 7 with his parents on the 1880 census of Mt. Vernon Township, Lawrence Co., MO. Samuel married Roena M. Bell on December 17, 1899 in Lawrence Co., Missouri and they had 3 children. Samuel & Roena moved from Missouri to Colorado soon after thier marriage, and they are listed on the 1900 census of South Canon Precinct, South Canon City, Fremont Co., CA; at that time they were listed as being married 0 years with Roena having 0 births. Their children are listed on Canon City, Fremont Co., CO school records from 1905 to 1910. They are on the 1910 census of Canon City, Fremont Co., CO; at that time they had been married 10 years & Roena is listed as having 3 births and 3 surviving children. They moved from Colorado to Arkansas sometime between 1910 to 1920. Roena was born in Arkansas, so possibly they moved back to be nearer her family there. Samuel & Roena and family are listed on the 1920, 1930 & 1940 censuses for Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas. Samuel is listed as living in Ft. Smith, Arkansas in his brother Edgar's obituary in 1942. Samuel Bolton Dyer on June 11, 1943 in Sebastian Co., Arkansas. Roena died on May 16, 1950 in Sebastian Co., Arkansas. Samuel & Roena are buried in Rose Lawn Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas. Thanks to Ruth Ward for their gravestone photo.
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John E. Dyer

John Elmer "Jack" Dyer was born July 12, 1876 in Lawrence Co., MO. He is listed at age 3 with his parents on the 1880 census of Mt. Vernon Township, Lawrence Co., MO. Jack married Ollie Phillips on September 21, 1899 in Phelps, Lawrence Co., MO, and they are listed on the 1900 census of East Half Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO. Jack and Ollie had one daughter, Bessie Belle, born on March 9, 1901. They moved with their new daughter to Canon City, CO in 1901, but Ollie was unhappy there and they separated and later divorced. Ollie returned to MO, and Jack Dyer lived in Canon City and Florence, Fremont Co., CO from 1901 to 1915. He is listed on the 1910 census of Precinct 8 Florence City, Fremont Co., CO. Jack then moved to Raton, Colfax Co., NM, where he married Lula LaPlant on July 5, 1916. They adopted a daughter, and also had two sons. By 1920 Jack was living in Tucson, AZ, where he joined the police force. I have not been able to find him on the 1920 census, but newspaper articles state that he joined the Tucson police department about that year. Jack was Chief of Police from 1924 to 1932, and also served as a sheriff's deputy in Tucson. The family is listed on the 1930 & 1940 censuses of Tucson, Pima Co., AZ. John Elmer "Jack" Dyer died Jan 20, 1953 in Tucson, Pima Co,. AZ.
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Manuel H. DyerManuel Herbert "Bert" Dyer was born June 18, 1879 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO. He is listed with his parents at age 1 on the 1880 census of Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO. He is listed on the 1900 census of Mt. Vernon living with his mother and stepfather Frank Wilson, but he is also listed the same year in the household of his brother William H. Dyer in Canon City, Fremont Co., CO. Bert married Elizabeth (last name?) about 1910 and they are listed on the 1910 census of Liberty, Clay Co., MO. They divorced or Elizabeth died soon after, because Bert was married second to Eva Blanche Miller on August 29, 1913 in Independence, Jackson, Missouri. Bert & Eva died within a few days of each other of influenze in 1918. Manuel Herbert "Bert" Dyer died on November 15, 1918 in Belton, Cass Co., Missouri. Eva's death certificate states that she died on November 19, 1918, but her tombstone says it was November 21, 1918. Bert and Eva are both buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Clay, Missouri where Eva's parents are buried.
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Marriage Record Manuel Dyer & Eva Miller
Death Certificate Manuel Herbert Dyer
Ollie Pearl DyerOllie Pearl Dyer was born Sept 16, 1881 in Lawrence Co., MO. She is listed on the 1900 census at age 18 in the household of her mother Sarah Jane and Sarah Jane's husband Frank Wilson. Ollie Pearl Dyer died April 18, 1901 in Lawrence Co., MO at the age of 19. The report of her death in the Lawrence County Chieftan states that she was buried at Summit Cemetery, but I also have notes that she is buried by Samuel & Sarah Jane Dyer in Ozark Prairie Cemetery. There is also a memorial on www.findagrave.com that states that Ollie Pearl Dyer is buried there in Block 1, Lot 47.